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Show Us Your Washburn / WI45 - Idolatry
« on: December 22, 2009, 03:28:20 AM »
Try bareknuckle Pickups mate. They're a bit pricey but they really are worth it. i've got a Bareknuckle Warpig in the bridge of my USA Custom Shop Idol and it sounds the nuts. The bareknuckle nailbomb or Cold Sweat would suit your idol perfectly. Read the reviews of them, almost everyone agrees they are the holy grail of pickups.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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Show Us Your Washburn / Washburn Fallen Idol #2
« on: December 21, 2008, 05:54:09 PM »
Nice guitars mate. I too have a Burny Les Paul, mine's an early 1980s model though. They play and sound great. I've also got a WI66ANC which I really like.
I also like the look of the Fallen Idol but I've never seen one for sale over here.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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General Discussion / Gadget question???
« on: November 20, 2008, 08:30:33 AM »
To be honest mate, I wouldn't bother with amp modelling software if you want to do some quality digital recording. The sounds from digital amp modeling software are just that - digital sounding. I don't think it captures your true sound and also has that digital artifical sound to it. Don't get me wrong, its good for practising with and for mess around recording but I still don' think you can beat a simple mic'd up amplifer going into the line in on your computer.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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General Discussion / Washburn Vs. Epiphone
« on: November 20, 2008, 08:11:21 AM »
Its really like comparing apples to oranges, there is no comparison. On the subject of comparing electric guitars I will though, by and large, all the Washburn electrics that I've played are far higher quality than any Epiphone I've played, and believe me I've played (and owned) a few.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / Congrats to your own UK section
« on: October 20, 2008, 05:17:09 AM »
Well done on getting this section up and running!

Vikingraider1

London, England.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Bass guitar NOOB requesting some help
« on: October 20, 2008, 05:14:31 AM »
You are correct. Standard tuning for bass guitar is E, A, D, G, and corresponds directly with the standard guitar tuning.

Of couse many people tune down to D and sometimes even lower but as far as standard (440hz) tuning is concerned you are correct. Also, yes you can download tabs and transfer them directly to your standard tuned gutiar, provided the song is written and performed in standard tuning.
Hope that helps.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / UK Forum Members Unite.
« on: October 16, 2008, 01:02:17 PM »
Well done Cornish boy! Speaking as a born and bred Londoner and a massive Washburn fan, this needed to be done. Cheers.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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General Discussion / Just got a new guitar...what do you think?
« on: October 16, 2008, 12:59:34 PM »
I bet its noisey - empty vessels make the most noise...

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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General Discussion / Washburn WI65 Idol
« on: October 16, 2008, 12:57:40 PM »
YOu won't regret this one little bit. The W165 was the first one I got and I sold my two Gibson SGs on the strength of it. They are fantastically playable and for the money are real value for money. The matt black one with the weird emblem is the one I have, as well as the natural finish with the distressed copper coloured hardware. I have also bought a WI66 ANC Nick Catonese and a USA Custom Shop Idol. For me, the Idol is the ultimate guitar and as mentioned is a real Gibson killer.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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General Discussion / i played a wash
« on: September 19, 2008, 03:10:49 AM »
I defy anyone to dislike the Washburn Idol WI-64 / 65 in terms of playability (providing it has a reasonable set-up).

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Idol Talk.
« on: September 17, 2008, 09:12:09 AM »
I'd only remembered Washburn from the 1980s and saw them as a pretty low budget guitar line. Recently after a drunken night out I put a bid on a cheaply priced matt black washburn Idol WI-65 (the one with the skull inlay on the headstock). I'd never even saw one before let alone played and the next morning started to regret what I'd done. When the guitar arrived I was surprised. Very surprised. It was a great playing and sounding guitar (bear in mind, I was playing 2 Gibson SGs, a Flying V, a Peavey Wolfgang EX and an LTD ESP EX-400 BD. The Idol just caned all of them.
I've now sold all my guitars and invested in a USA Custom Shop Idol (with four leaf clover inlay on the headstock, previously belonged to the guitarist from the band Saliva) and also a WI-64 ND Idol and a WI66 ANC Nick Catanese Idol. I think all of them are fantastic guitars. The biggest surprise was the WI-64 ND. This thing plays fantastically. Pickups are a bit off, but I'm replacing them with some Bareknuckle War Pigs and chaning the wiring loom. The lack of any finish on this makes the neck extremely comfortable, much nicer than my Gibson SG Faded series which promptly got the boot when I bought this the Idol. At present, I see no reason to use any other make or type of guitar. Believe me I've tried a fair few in my time and the only other guitars I have respect for in terms of build and value are Schecter (of which I own two).
My biggest surprise is that Washburn aren't pushing the Idol more by getting some high level sponsors and generally marketing it as a serious challenge to anything Gibson can come up with. I truly believe they leave Gibson standing in terms of value and playability. The design, although an amalgamation of the SG and Les Paul incorporates all of their good points to produce a killer guitar for a realistic price. Gibsons are just way overpriced and their QC is questionable at best. I personally didn't like the standard pickups in my SGs (Gibson 490s) which sounded thin and lacking in character. We've all seen the Eric McKenna video of the head to head with the Idol and the Les Paul which I think is pretty conclusive. Personally $ for $ or $ for $ you get a better quality guitar with Washburn as far as the Idol is concerned.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Help dating a guitar
« on: September 17, 2008, 07:28:06 AM »
Email customer support. They are really good at this sort of thing.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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Email customer support. They are really good at this sort of thing.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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Charvel Model 4s and Model 6s have individually switched pickups. I had a model 4 which was really nice, loads of sustain and a nice neck. I sold it when I got my first Idol.

Washburn Custom Shop Idol
Washburn Idol WI-64 ND
Washburn Idol WI-65
Washburn WI66NC Nick Catanese
Peavey USA Wolfgang Standard

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